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Is it too early to say the Rams had the best draft/Redskins had the worst draft?

The Rams traded the #2 overall pick (presumably RGIII) to the Redskins for 3 first round picks + 1 second round pick. Yes, the Redskins are getting a potentially good QB - the second best QB in the 2012 draft, but at what a price.

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Looking at it from a trade value chart perspective:

#2 overall = 2,600

#6 overall = 1,600

Over the last 4 seasons the Redskins are (23-41). Even if RGIII is able to make them a 0.500 team (a challenge with little talent around him, and in a historically difficult division), the Redskins future 1st round picks will be around #16.

The #16 overall pick = 1,000 points each, and the 2nd round pick would be #48 = 420 points.

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Rams get 4,020 (1600+1000+1000+420)

Redskins get 2,600

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So based merely on trade value, the Redskins had a terrible draft, considering they gave up over 1,400 points!!!

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Looking at recent QB’s drafted in the top 10:

2011 J Locker

2011 B Gabbert

2010 S Bradford

2009 M Stafford

2009 M Sanchez

2008 M Ryan

2007 J Russell

2006 V Young

2006 M Leinart

9 guys drafted over the last 6 drafts who were in the top 10 picks. They were all considered to be great prospects in the years they were drafted....just like how RGIII is considered to be a great prospect this year.

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But how did those 9 elite prospects do?

* 3 of them are complete busts – Leinart, Young, Russell

* 2 of them look like potential busts – Locker, Gabbert

* 1 of them is very average – Bradford

* 1 of them are slightly above average – Bradford & Sanchez

* 2 of them are pretty good – Stafford & Ryan

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So only 2 of these 9 elite QB’s panned out to be worth a high draft pick....let alone 3 high picks, plus a second. History is definitely stacked against RGIII.



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